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ISSN: 2157-7617

Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change

  • Research Article   
  • J Earth Sci Clim Change 2014, Vol 5(7): 209
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000209

The Impact of Climate Change on African Traditional Religious Practices

Christian NG*
Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author : Christian NG, Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, Tel: 0806 373 2241, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jun 13, 2014 / Accepted Date: Jul 24, 2014 / Published Date: Aug 07, 2014

Abstract

Developing countries especially in the African continent are bearing the brunt of the impact of climate change. However, what have not been brought to the fore are the impacts of the phenomenon of climate change on African traditional religious practices. This paper, therefore attempts to critically evaluate the impact of climate change on African traditional religious practices. This study is based on two basic assumptions-first, the African traditional religion employs natural elements as mode of expression of its faith. Secondly, the African world is suffused with religion. Using a critical phenomenological method of analysis, it was found that African traditional religion has directly and indirectly been affected by the consequences of climate change in Africa. The paper, however, recommended among other things, a collective cum community adjustment approach to the realities of climate change.

Keywords: Climate change; Impact; Nature spirits; African traditional religious practices; Rainmaking; African continent

Citation: Christian NG (2014) The Impact of Climate Change on African Traditional Religious Practices. J Earth Sci Clim Change 5: 209. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000209

Copyright: ©2014 Christian NG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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